Kentucky-born Hall has been that rarest of songwriters -- one who writes alone. Of the 54 country singles he racked up between 1967 and his “retirement” from chart combat in the mid-1980s, he wrote 42 unaided, including his seven No. 1s and 13 Top 10s.
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Whatever the war, though, the concerns of the soldiers and the themes honoring them have been the same — fear, loneliness, fatalism, camaraderie, missing home, losing sweethearts and finding disappointment after returning home.